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    News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    There's still no official release date for Intel's Core i7 (Nehalem) CPUs, but early retailer placeholders are always a good sign.
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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    Nice... Not a terrible price too should be less than £200 here

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    Ocuk have had their prices up for 2 days....UK was actually the first to announce prices this time!
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    oh and £200 is way too low according to the above....try more like £260
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    Might be time to upgrade the work PC, depending on how much motherboards are. Is this going to be DDR3 only?

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    oh and £200 is way too low according to the above....try more like £260
    Is £260 the crazy preorder price on OcUK? Once it is properly release the cheapest one may be around £200 (I hope).

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    Is £260 the crazy preorder price on OcUK? Once it is properly release the cheapest one may be around £200 (I hope).
    I do hope so...

    340.00 USD = 192.761 GBP

    if not, I think I'll be getting my family in the US to ship me one over. And maybe a few more if the prices are like that uk e-tail wide... =]

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    i wont buy this for over £250 and i wont but a mobo over £150 either. i gotta do a WHOLE upgrade this time round so will want these priced reasonably before i take the plunge

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    Quote Originally Posted by wapps View Post
    I do hope so...

    340.00 USD = 192.761 GBP

    if not, I think I'll be getting my family in the US to ship me one over. And maybe a few more if the prices are like that uk e-tail wide... =]
    Is this not a Canadian site?

    339.95 CAD = 176.980 GBP + VAT
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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    either way the cpu should not retail over £250 imo as anything higher then that is almost £100 extra just because where from "europe"

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    agreed, although that certainly wouldn't be the first time we get screwed in europe.

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    I'll definitely be waiting until I absolutely need the power and/or DDR3 prices come down to current DDR2 pricing.

    The thought of a new motherboard + cpu + 3 or 6 sticks of DDR3 + CPU waterblock + vista ultimate licence makes baby jesus cry.
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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I'll definitely be waiting until I absolutely need the power and/or DDR3 prices come down to current DDR2 pricing.

    The thought of a new motherboard + cpu + 3 or 6 sticks of DDR3 + CPU waterblock + vista ultimate licence makes baby jesus cry.
    *points at his socket 939 system with DDR and XP* Oh.. I needed to upgrade my motherboard, CPU, RAM and OS anyway (though I'll see if I can wait for Vista mk2)

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I'll definitely be waiting until I absolutely need the power and/or DDR3 prices come down to current DDR2 pricing.

    The thought of a new motherboard + cpu + 3 or 6 sticks of DDR3 + CPU waterblock + vista ultimate licence makes baby jesus cry.
    What CPU block you got, you shoulda got the ones with changeable brackets

    Suprisingly the SuperPI result Gibbo posted with the new i7 cpu's doesn't seem so smashing. It's only 1 second ahead at 3.9GHz compared to a Q9550 at 3.8GHz.

    Most of our setups will last for quite some time. It's just upgrading the GPU and hard drives for me

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    Quote Originally Posted by Stringent View Post
    Is this going to be DDR3 only?
    You knows it!

    I'm only looking forward to i7 because it's going to be a second hand Core2 extravaganza!

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    Re: News - Intel Core i7 pre-orders begin to appear, prices start at $340

    Quote Originally Posted by moogle View Post
    What CPU block you got, you shoulda got the ones with changeable brackets

    Suprisingly the SuperPI result Gibbo posted with the new i7 cpu's doesn't seem so smashing. It's only 1 second ahead at 3.9GHz compared to a Q9550 at 3.8GHz.

    Most of our setups will last for quite some time. It's just upgrading the GPU and hard drives for me
    Using a D-Tek FuZion, so it probably is compatible with a new bracket I expect.

    Still, this is going to be the first jump in tech I haven't scrambled for in quite a while. Of course, if the real benchmarks turn out to be significantly better then the previews are showing, I may not be able to contain myself but the current benchmarks doing the rounds are very underwhelming considering the "all-singing all-dancing" X58 chipset and "time re-mortgage your home" DDR3 RAM.

    I was expecting a LOT more. AMD held a huge lead over Intel for quite some time thanks to the embedded memory controller, now that Intel has incorporated it I was expecting to see substantially higher performance then current reports indicate.
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